Cups to Tablespoons Conversion

How many tablespoons in a cup?

Cups to tablespoons (tbsp) conversion factors are listed below. To find out how many tablespoons in cups, multiply by the right conversion factor or use the converter if the conversion is from US cups. If scroll down, you may also create and print your own custom conversion table create your table.

1 Cup [US] = 16 Tablespoons [or 24 Dessert spoons] [US]
1 Cup [Metric] = 14.08 Tablespoons [or 21.117 Dessert spoons] [UK]

For example, to find out how many tablespoons there are in 2/3 of a cup, multiply the cup value by the conversion factor, (2/3) * 16 = 10.6 tablespoons.

Cup is a volume unit and used mostly in cooking to measure liquid and bulk, dry foods. There is no international standard for cup sizes but mostly United States customary and metric cups are used, the imperial cups are out of use today. The abbreviation is "c".

Tablespoon is a commonly used volume unit in cooking recipes. 1 US tablespoon is about 15 milliliters and 0.5 fluid ounces, whereas in australia, 1 tablespoons is about 20 ml. In U.S., there are 2 tbsp in 1/8 cup, 4 tbsp in 1/4 cup, 5.3 tbsp in 1/3 cup, 8 tbsp in 1/2 cup, 12 tbsp in 3/4 cup and 16 tbsp in 1 cup. The abbreviations are "tbsp", "tbs", "tb".


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